Tourism Banquet

SEVENTH ANNUAL TOURISM BANQUET

The Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to share that its annual Tourism Banquet & Pineapple Awards will resume in 2022. The event will take place on Monday, May 2, 2022 and nominations for the Pineapple Awards are due no later than April 15, 2022.

Pineapple Award Nominations

You can recognize your employees, co-workers, volunteers and your managers for their excellence in the industry by completing the nomination form. Examples of how the nominee went above and beyond in the job duties used in the nomination form should be instances that have taken place within the past calendar year.

Nominations will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges. To keep the panel impartial, please do not include the nominee’s name or property’s name anywhere besides where instructed on the form.

During the banquet, the Ross-Chillicothe CVB would like to recognize the “best of the best” in hospitality in Ross County. We present an award in the following categories:

• Director / Inn Keeper of the Year
• Front Line Associate of the Year
• Behind the Scenes Associate of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year

Download PDF of the Nomination Form

Submit all nominations by April 15, 2022

Submit by email to: melody@visitchillicotheohio.com

Submit by mail to:
RCCVB Nomination Committee
230 N. Plaza Blvd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Volunteer of the Year Award Jay Jackson, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Jay Jackson, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

With Melody Young (left) and Nancy Ames (right)


BEHIND THE SCENES ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

Behind the Scenes Associate: Ty McBee, Ross County Park District

Ty McBee, Ross County Park District

With Melody Young (left) and Nancy Ames (right)


FRONT LINE ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

Front Line Associate: Violet Tanner, Hampton Inn & Suites

Violet Tanner, Hampton Inn & Suites

With Melody Young (left) and Nancy Ames (right)


DIRECTOR / INN KEEPER OF THE YEAR

Director of the Year: John Payne, Pump House Center for the Arts

John Payne, Pump House Center for the Arts

With Melody Young (left) and Nancy Ames (right)


GRAND PINEAPPLE AWARD

Grand Pineapple Award: Pat McAllister, C.P. Management

Pat McAllister, C.P. Management

With Melody Young (left) and Nancy Ames (right)


Past Pineapple Winners

2022
Volunteer: Jay Jackson, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Front Line: Violet Tanner, Hampton Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Ty McBee, Ross County Park District
Director/Inn Keeper: John Payne, Pump House Center for the Arts
Grand Pineapple: Pat McAllister, C.P. Management

2019
Volunteer: Alice Reynolds, Pump House Center for the Arts
Front Line: Kuimars Samandari, Hampton Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Drew Long, Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Director/Inn Keeper: Fred Ashbrooke, C.P. Management
Grand Pineapple: The Scioto Society Board of Directors

2018
Volunteer: Chillicothe Tree Commission
Front Line: Bridget Coe, Hampton Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Becky Helterbridle, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
Director/Inn Keeper: Andrea Davis, Christopher Inn & Suites
Grand Pineapple: Bob Leach & Dick Rutherford – Camp Sherman Days

2017
Volunteer: Steve Coppel, Adena Mansion & Gardens
Front Line: Mike Sites, Christopher Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Deb Smith, Hampton Inn & Suites
Director/Inn Keeper: Andrea Digges, Hampton Inn & Suites
Grand Pineapple: Bill & Linda Herrnstein

2016
Volunteer: Michael Beery, Tri-County Triangle Trail
Front Line: Justin Flitton, Christopher Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Richard Doliber, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
Director/Inn Keeper: Brandon Smith, Tecumseh Outdoor Drama
Grand Pineapple: Joy Gough

2015
Volunteer: Karen Blosser, Majestic Theatre
Front Line: Kiumars Samandari, Hampton Inn & Suites
Behind the Scenes: Jason Newman
Director/Inn Keeper: Kathy Styer, Adena Mansion & Gardens
Grand Pineapple: Paul Pollard

2014
Volunteer: June Gregg, Fall Festival of Leaves
Front Line: Elsa Hudson, Holiday Inn Express
Behind the Scenes: Jacki Merritt, Christopher Conference Center
Director/Inn Keeper: Andrea Digges, Hampton Inn & Suites
Grand Pineapple: Dan & Mike in the Morning

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